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Veteran Member - Level 11
I finally discovered something better than Titanfall -
playing Titanfall with a friend! I was playing the game when out of nowhere,
WHOOSH! A message from none other than...the legendary and infamous - Demon
Ragnarok. Some of you may recognize the name Demon Ragnarok from the Game
informer Online community from way back when. Yes, it is one in the same. We
joined forces for a few rounds (what turned out to be three rounds) and dare I
say...had a lot of fun.
Demon Ragnarok is a Generation 8 pilot and was easily the
highest rated pilot in each of the rounds we played. Generation 8 is the
highest level I've seen to date and I was glad to have him on our side.
Unfortunately I didn't have my mic set up so we couldn't talk to each other, so we had to resort to messaging back and forth using the messaging function of Xbox Live. Not the
handiest but we made do. I had to tell him how amazing he was doing. Now, I
can't say for certain we won just because our team had Demon and I and we
carried them, but the truth is we annihilated them. It wasn't even close. And
we did finish each of the rounds fairly high on the leaderboard.
So, this was the first time I managed to play the game with
a friend. It's cool because when you team up, your buddies show up on the map
as a different color. This is quite handy because you can always see where they
are and stay in close proximity with one another (or you'll know what area to
avoid, heh heh). I followed him around quite a bit and wasn't surprised to
learn he is sort of an assault player - he rushes into every battle with speed
and fury. I tend to be more reserved - I hang back and like to fight with the
support of my teammates.
After three rounds, I had to depart...but I vowed this was
something we needed to do again, and do again soon. It also reminded me of an
old Game Informer Online community event that used to be facilitated by different members of the
community called Frag Fest. Frag Fest was an event where the community would
come together to play a particular game. Now, I'm not necessarily trying to rekindle Frag
Fest as I certainly don't have the time to host this, but I do want to maybe
see if there is any interest in the community teaming up to play Titanfall
together...and not just team up together...but have one of us actually stream the
game play using the built in Twitch streaming feature. I know I'd watch it (but
I really hope to be one of the ones playing it).
I'm not proposing dates and/or times just yet. I'm just
putting out some feelers to see if we can get a handful of members to express interest
in committing a few hours to play some Titanfall and maybe even stream the
gameplay. If you're interested, please let me know and we'll see if we can
throw this little party together.
Who knows, maybe if we do really well and have a lot of fun,
we create our own little team of pilots...we get matching bowling shirts with our
gamertags on the back and come up with a catchy name like the GIO Punishers or
something. Hah, I kid...but it is something I think we can have fun with.
Oh well, it's late...and I need to turn in. Hope you all have
a great day.